What is eduroam?

Eduroam allows all Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of free and secure wireless service when visiting an eduroam(r) (education roaming) member university, and allows visitors from member universities access when visiting Rutgers. Most Big 10 schools are participating members of the eduroam consortium. Also, many other universities, research centers, and libraries around the world are members.

          The eduroam network is available at participating institutions in over 67 territories throughout the world. A full list of participating institutions in the US can be found on the eduroam-US web page. A list of world wide participants can be found here. eduroam is an Internet2 Net+ service.

          To use eduroam, you need a WiFi (802.11b/g/n) enabled device such as a laptop, tablet, or smart phone, and login credentials from a participating institution. 

Instructions for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff

          In order to connect to eduroam, you will need to configure each device you would like to use by running the Rutgers eduroam installer, located here. During the installation process, you will be prompted for your Rutgers NetID and password. It is recommended that you run the installer at any location where you can access the Internet. If you are having trouble running the RUWireless Secure Eduroam installer link or have any other questions, please contact your local Help Desk.

          Once you have used the installer to configure your device, you should be able to connect to wireless networks named "eduroam" at any participating institution. Before leaving Rutgers, you should ensure you can connect to the eduroam network at Rutgers at one of the supported locations. Log into any eduroam network using your NetID in the form of "" and your NetID password.

          If you are having trouble connecting to eduroam while at another institution, please contact the appropriate Rutgers University help desk. The IT personnel at the institution you are visiting will not be able to assist you with authentication issues that may be preventing you from accessing eduroam.

          When visiting other institutions, members of the Rutgers community must follow the guidelines in the Rutgers Acceptable Use Policy

Instructions for visitors from other institutions

          Visitors from eduroam member institutions can access wireless networks named "eduroam" throughout the Rutgers campus. The configuration process for your device will vary and specific instructions on connecting to eduroam would be provided by your home institution. Likewise, if you are having problems connecting to eduroam on the Rutgers campus, please contact the IT staff at your home institution as they have the authorization to check and address any problems with your account that would prevent you from connecting to eduroam.

          Visitors from eduroam participating institutions must follow the policies and guidelines of their home institutions.

          Please note that eduroam is not yet available in all locations. If you are in an RUWireless location that does not support eduroam, please speak with your sponsor about getting an RUWireless Guest Account for the duration of your visit. 

More Info

          If you have more questions about eduroam, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the eduroam website.